Monthly Archives: July 2014

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Bats use polarised light to find their way home

At sunset, a distinctive pattern of polarised light sends a dark band across the sky, visible only to those who can see it. Scientists have known for a while that birds, insects and amphibians can see these polarised light patterns

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Bats use polarised light to find their way home

At sunset, a distinctive pattern of polarised light sends a dark band across the sky, visible only to those who can see it. Scientists have known for a while that birds, insects and amphibians can see these polarised light patterns

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Engineers create the world’s darkest material

Never mind pink – ‘super black’ is the new, well, black. Engineers at Surrey Nanosystems have created a new ‘super black’ coating. Originally developed for applications in space due to its low mass, ability to withstand a range of temperatures and an

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Engineers create the world’s darkest material

Never mind pink – ‘super black’ is the new, well, black. Engineers at Surrey Nanosystems have created a new ‘super black’ coating. Originally developed for applications in space due to its low mass, ability to withstand a range of temperatures and an

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Signs of planets that are ‘just right’ may be wrong after all

While the Goldilocks planets I’ve written about before are still possible, recent news indicates that some of the ‘signs’ of Goldilocks planets could just be events happening within the star itself. Scientists at Penn State University have proved that signals thought

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Signs of planets that are ‘just right’ may be wrong after all

While the Goldilocks planets I’ve written about before are still possible, recent news indicates that some of the ‘signs’ of Goldilocks planets could just be events happening within the star itself. Scientists at Penn State University have proved that signals thought